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Billy Budd

Billy Budd


by Herman Melville

Billy Budd Resources


Definitions to The Words You Don't Know

An excellent glossary to Herman Melville's book.

Explanations of the Allusions You Missed

There are a number of complex webs of allusion in Billy Budd. This dedicated professor has chased down the vast majority of them for you.


Herman Melville, Spinner of Sea Yarns

A photo of the renowned author. Note how confident and upright he looks, and remember that this is before his career took a nosedive. Why do we keep this image in our heads instead of the aged Melville, poor and alone?

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